The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits [NOOK Book]

Overview

Mike Ashley's brilliant new collection of whodunnits presents stories that reflect all the excitement, escapism and eccentricity of the 1920s. The Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Age of Wonderful Nonsense - this was a decade when everyone went a little bit crazy. It was also a decade that saw wonderful detective fiction from the likes of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and others. Contributions range from Cornell Woolrich's story of murder at a jazz party set aboard a steamboat on the Mississippi, to ...
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The Mammoth Book of Roaring Twenties Whodunnits

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Overview

Mike Ashley's brilliant new collection of whodunnits presents stories that reflect all the excitement, escapism and eccentricity of the 1920s. The Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age, the Age of Wonderful Nonsense - this was a decade when everyone went a little bit crazy. It was also a decade that saw wonderful detective fiction from the likes of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and others. Contributions range from Cornell Woolrich's story of murder at a jazz party set aboard a steamboat on the Mississippi, to Grenville Robbins's impossible homicide committed on the radio, live on air, and Mat Coward's tale of death at a house party hosting the inaugural meeting of the British Communist Party.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780333601
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 388,967
  • File size: 891 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Ashley is author and editor of many Mammoth titles including crime-fiction collections such as The Mammoth Book of Locked Room Mysteries, The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits and the Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunnits.
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Table of Contents

Foreword : The crazy age 1
Timor Mortis 3
Brave new murder 33
So beautiful, so dead 48
"There would have been murder" 73
Someone 108
Kiss the razor's edge 124
Thoroughly modern millinery 140
The day of two cars 164
The hope of the world 185
Bullets 217
He couldn't fly 229
Putting crime over 258
Valentino's valediction 330
Skip 344
The broadcast murder 357
For the benefit of Mr. Means 373
Without fire 397
The Austin murder case 417
The man who scared the bank 431
A pebble for Papa 448
Beyond the call of beauty 471
The problem of the tin goose 491
I'll never play detective again 510
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